April 8, 2022/ 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Living with Disasters : Stories from Seven Regenerative Cities

Symposium (online) and Exhibition (in Tokyo)




 Manifesto for Regenerative Urbanism

Regenerative urbanism is an updated paradigm of resilience in urban design. Prompted by a rapid increase of nature-instigated disasters and climate change, this paradigm asks us to approach urban resilience, not as the defensively-inclined maintenance and sustenance of as much as possible of the present and its restoration after a disaster. Instead, regenerative urbanism asks us to think differently, to imagine a near future that embraces and incorporates risk to create safer ways of addressing disasters both during and after they strike but, even more importantly, to create innovative approaches to metropolitan development in between those times to lessen the severity of inevitable disastrous occurrences. To this end, regenerative urban design strategies are conceived as mitigatory and anticipatory with ideas of adaptability, flexibility, mutation, and symbiosis embedded in their methods and techniques to ensure the unfolding of more robust, balanced and just societies.

by Hitoshi Abe, Mohamed Sharif



4th ArcDR3 Forum "New Visions for Regenerative Urbanism"

<When> April 9th, 2022, 9:00 - 12:30 (JST) / April 8th, 2022, 17:00 - 20:30 (PDT)

<URL> The link will be updated here.


<When> Sat. April 9th – Sun. April 24th, 12:00-19:00 (JST)

<Venue> Muromachi Mitsui Hall & Conference, Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower 3F COREDO Muromachi Terrace, 3-2-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku,Tokyo 

<Admission> Free

<Organizers> xLAB, University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA] / International Research Institute of Disaster Science [IRIDeS], Tohoku University / ArcDR3 Exhibition Executive Committee<Cooperation> Association of Pacific Rim Universities [APRU] /ArcDR3 Initiative: National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) / National University of Singapore (Singapore) / Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile) / The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) / The University of Melbourne (Australia) / The University of Tokyo (Japan) / Tohoku University (Japan) / Tsinghua University (China) / University of California, Berkeley [UC Berkeley] (US) / University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA] (US) / University of Washington (US)

<Special Sponsor> Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

*No prior reservation required. Please note that you may be asked to wait in order to avoid congestion in the venue.
*Please wear a well-fitting mask in the exhibition hall to prevent the spread of Covid-19.